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Thursday, January 3, 2013
Notre Dame leads 'NCAA 14' cover vote

By Jon Robinson

Will we see Manti Te'o on the cover of "NCAA Football 14"?
If a school is represented in “NCAA Football 14,” then that team has a chance to be featured on the game’s cover. That’s the basis of the “NCAA 14” cover vote, as the preliminary rounds are all about deciding what school will be represented on the cover. What that means, exactly, is anyone’s guess at this point, as EA Sports hasn’t revealed its plans on whether we’ll see a player, a mascot, or maybe both appear on the front of the box.

But when it comes to the early voting returns, it’s about what you might expect, with Notre Dame leading all schools, and Oregon, LSU, Ohio State, and Texas A&M in hot pursuit of No. 1.

Thirty-two schools will advance to Round 2, and there is still plenty of time for fans of bubble teams to vote, as teams such as USC, South Carolina and Boise State are all fewer than 500 votes away from moving into the top 32.

Here’s how the official results stack up so far:

1. Notre Dame
2. Oregon
3. LSU
4. Ohio State
5. Texas A&M
6. Nebraska
7. Michigan
8. Kansas State
9. Stanford
10. Penn State
11. Florida State
12. West Virginia
13. Florida
14. Kentucky
15. Clemson
16. Wisconsin
17. Alabama
18. TCU
19. Miami
20. Utah
21. Georgia
22. Oklahoma
23. Missouri
24. Oregon State
25. Georgia Tech
26. Arkansas
27. Iowa
28. Texas
29. Tennessee
30. Navy
31. BYU
32. Army

Don’t like how the schools are stacking up? Head to the official “NCAA 14” Facebook page and cast your vote before the official list of 32 schools advancing is announced during halftime of Monday night’s Discover BCS National Championship on Facebook.